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Monster LEADS THE WAY IN SUPERIOR connectivity with
new Product lines and Technology innovations for 2013


-- New Leading-Edge Product Lines; M-Series® for Home Theater, Monster® Core for Home Theater and Monster Essentials™ for Home Theater and Computer--


Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7, 2013 — Monster, the world leader in advanced connectivity, audio/video accessories and personal audio, continues to lead the way into the future of higher definition video and sound, launching three new complete connectivity lines at CES that provide consumers with the very best options for enjoying maximum performance from both home theater and computer systems.  The new M-Series®, joins the ISF® Series,  in featuring the world’s fastest speed HDMI® cables, plus Monster’s exclusive HDMI Performance Indicators that show the true resolution of the signal going to the TV; Monster® Core, a line specially created for the home entertainment enthusiast; and Monster Essentials™, a new family of products that offers ideal, high-performance, high-value connectivity solutions, as well as leading-edge power and cleaning products for everything both flat-panel TVs to computers.


Monster Takes HDMI Performance to the Next Level

Monster® cables are meticulously engineered to provide consumers and custom integrators with the assurance of maximum picture and audio quality when used with any of today’s and tomorrow’s advanced high definition home entertainment components, including those  offering HD 3D and now UltraHD 4K x 2K capability.


Today’s latest TV and computer technologies require better and more sophisticated cables to fulfill the promise of better pictures and sound. Monster’s lineup of connectivity solutions validates the need for speed and higher performance cables. Notably, Monster’s industry leading Cable for Life® technology guarantee, included on both the M Series® and Monster® Core HDMI products, ensures that customers will always be able to benefit from any new technological changes, and will never have to worry that their cables are not up to the challenges of providing the very best performance possible. The Cable for Life® guarantee ensures that if new technologies ever surpass the capacity of a consumer’s current HDMI cable, Monster will replace it for free!


New M-Series® and ISF® Series HDMI Performance Indicators Show the True Resolution of the Signal Going to the TV

One of the key and breakthrough benefits of Monster’s new M-Series® and ISF®  cables is that they finally solve one of the most pressing issues in today’s HDMI universe, namely, making sure that the HDTV content  from sources such as Blu-ray players and satellite receivers is actually being sent over the HDMI cable  properly to  your HDTV.  Thanks to the new “smart” M Series® 2000 HDMI cable, as soon as you connect your devices you can see immediately whether or not the signal is being conveyed in standard definition, high definition or in the newest Ultra HD™ 4K resolution – eliminating guesswork when connecting set top boxes and other hard-to-use sources quick and hassle free.


This breakthrough capability is ideal for consumers and professional custom integrators alike, opening up an exciting new category in advanced connectivity, providing home entertainment enthusiasts with a new level of confidence and peace of mind, secure in the knowledge that they are always getting the very best out of their systems. The onboard HDMI Performance Indicators are made possible by technology developed by Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (“Spectra7”), a high-performance analog semiconductor company that delivers unprecedented speed, resolution and signal fidelity to consumer and wireless infrastructure products. Spectra7 was recently created through the synergistic combination of RedMere and Fresco Microsystems. This new application of Spectra7 technology provides visual indicator of the video format up to and including 4K resolution,  making it easier than ever before for consumers and installers to correctly set up TV displays and source components for maximum performance. Viewers will always enjoy the richest blacks, most natural colors and contrast, and the absolute sharpest pictures.


The Widest Range of Advanced Products to Choose From

Monster offers the world’s widest and most comprehensive selection of HDMI cables for consumers to choose from with the widest range of prices and performance from its non-speed-rated Monster® Basic® for HDMI to its Ultimate High Speed® rated products.  All of Monster’s latest HDMI cables meet or exceed the latest HDMI specification, are rated for in-wall installation and deliver all functionality such as Audio Return Channel (ARC) and HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC). 

·         Monster®  M-Series®: Monster’s M-Series® represents the very best in HDMI connectivity, with both the highest build quality and the fastest speeds. This is a ‘must have’ for serious audio video enthusiasts.  The line includes speaker wire and analog interconnect cables as well as HDMI. The M-Series line will have suggested retail prices between $50 and $500.


·         Monster® Core: This Monster® cable line is ideal for everyone who wants performance from their home theater. The Monster® Core has three different levels of HDMI performance to choose from, providing the ideal option for every end user.  The Monster® Core line will have suggested retail prices between $29.95 and $199.95.




Monster Essentials™:  Monster Essentials™ is Monster’s first competitive entry-level line of cables, power and cleaners for both home theater and computer. It includes all the popular connections including USB, Network and HDMI. The Monster Essentials™ line also includes advanced power protection and screen cleaning products for both home theater and computer systems. The Monster Essentials™ line will carry suggested retail prices ranging from $19.95 to $79.95.



Monster was founded over 30 years ago by Head Monster Noel Lee, who was recently honored with the prestigious Plus X Award®: Lifetime Achievement Award, as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. The company engineered the sound of the acclaimed Beats by Dr. Dre® headphones, and has become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones, all of which feature the company’s Pure Monster Sound. Monster is also the world's leading manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions for high- performance home entertainment, audio, home cinema, computer and gaming as well as a leading innovator in the field of mobile accessories and professional audio. The company also provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems, as well as energy-saving power products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 300 U.S. and international patents and dozens pending, offering more than 4,000 products in over 134 countries worldwide.



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